Odisha capital city residents to get health services at door step


Bhubaneswar, Dec 14:  Bhubaneswar residents staying far away from hospitals would now get health services at door steps.

The State Government is going to put two mobile health vans into service from Tuesday.

Sources said the mobile health services under the National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) would be launched to provide doctors’ consultations and medicines to people residing far away from hospitals, particularly slum dwellers.

The services would be managed by a private firm. Each ambulance having a doctor, a nurse and a pharmacist would move to different slums for 22 days in a month and provide services to 200-250 people on an average every day, sources said.

Medicines would be provided after conducting blood tests in emergency cases. Medicines would be given to the patients suffering from dysentery, fever and cough. The patients in serious conditions would be taken to hospitals by the ambulance.

It is expected that residents of 426 slums in the BMC region would be benefited the most. The Government has asked ANMs to prepare a list of the types of health services required in the slums.

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